Factors influencing COVID-19 vaccination intention among university students: A cross-sectional study in Malaysia

Wong, Chee Yin and Tham, Jen Sern and Foo, Chai Nien and Ng, Foong Leng and Saleha Shahar and Mohd Nizam Zahary and Mohd Nazri Ismail and Tan, Cheng Siang and Hoh, Boon Peng and Vijay Kumar Subbiah and Lim, Yang Mooi (2023) Factors influencing COVID-19 vaccination intention among university students: A cross-sectional study in Malaysia. Biosafety and Health, 5. pp. 37-44. ISSN 2590-0536

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Vaccination is crucial in controlling the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) that triggered the pandemic, but herd immunity can only work with high vaccination coverage in the population. This study aims to measure the COVID‐19 knowledge level and determine the factors influencing COVID‐19 vaccination intention among university students in Malaysia. A cross‐sectional online survey was carried out with 1,274 Malaysian university students in July 2021. Univariate and multivariate analyses were employed to examine the relationships between the study variables. Results showed that the majority of university students had an acceptable level of knowledge of COVID‐19. The knowledge, risk perception of COVID‐19, social norms, and perceived benefit of COVID‐19 vaccination were positively associated with vaccination intention. However, perceived trust in information sources of COVID‐19 vaccination and the government's response to COVID‐19 did not affect the university students’ desire to receive the vaccination. These findings are essential for health policymakers and healthcare providers to implement evidence‐based interventions to increase COVID‐19 vaccination uptake among university students

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Behavioral intention, COVID‐19, Influencing factor, SARS‐CoV‐2, University student, Vaccination
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1-1270 Public aspects of medicine > RA421-790.95 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine > RA643-645 Disease (Communicable and noninfectious) and public health
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica > RS153-441 Materia medica > RS192-199 Pharmaceutical technology
Department: INSTITUTE > Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI)
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2023 15:48
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 15:48
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/35637

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